Natural disasters: ‘I Thought It Was End Of World': Earthquake hits Romania, Ukraine

12:18 Sep. 24, 2016

‘I Thought It Was End Of World': Earthquake hits Romania, Ukraine

A seismologist points to Richter scale graphs after a strong earthquake (AP Photo)

This is the second time a quake shakes Ukraine in last two months 

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit eastern Romania Saturday, September 24, the US Geological Survey said, according to Reuters.

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Centered approximately 150 kilometers north of Bucharest, it also reached western and central Ukraine. It was felt in the country's major cities like Kyiv, Odesa and Vinnytsia.

A magnitude like this one is considered a moderate quake, which could potentially cause considerable damage. However, it was more than 90 kilometers deep, and that reportedly softened the effect.

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‘I thought it was the end of the world', a Ukrainian citizen posted on Twitter, according to UNIAN.

This is the second time an earthquake shakes Ukraine. A magnitude 4.6 quake was registered in eastern Ukraine on August 7, 2016. It was reportedly felt in Mariupol, Donetsk and Dnipro. 

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